Lifetime Membership

Thank you for your interest in applying for the MPI Lifetime Membership.

Lifetime membership is an exclusive benefit awarded to no more than five MPI members each year who have contributed significantly to the industry and want to stay connected and show their support. This membership allows for a permanent complimentary membership designed for the recipients to receive continuous benefits with MPI.

Qualifications to become and maintain a Lifetime Membership:

  1. Must be Retired - An individual who is retired is considered as not employed in the meeting industry. For the purpose of this definition, "employed" shall mean substantial remuneration for any labor. Lifetime members are not eligible for chapter board positions and have no voting rights.
  2. Must be an MPI member in good standing for at least twenty-five (25) combine years.
  3. Must be able to show commitment demonstrated in the meetings industry.
  4. Must submit a letter of recommendation from your current or previous chapter.
  5. Lifetime member recipients must continue to meet the criteria of Lifetime membership, including staying retired, in order to keep the Lifetime membership. MPI Global retains the right to review and revoke any Lifetime membership if the criteria are no longer being met.

All Lifetime members will receive benefits as an MPI Preferred member:

  • 24/7 On Demand Professional Development
  • MPI Weekly Newsletters
  • MPI Industry Research Member Rate for MPI Global Events
  • Advance Job Board Notice
  • The Meeting Professional®
  • Full Access to the MyMPI Online Community
  • Member Directory Listing and Access
  • Access to Global Marketplace
  • Membership Support Representative
  • Chapter Affiliation and Discount at Chapter Events
  • Advanced copy of Meetings Outlook

Lifetime Membership Application Approval Process:
• Applications will be accepted January 1st to March 30th of each year.
• By April 30th, MPI Staff will vet the applications and communicate with the applicants.
• By May 15th, the CMAC Membership sub-committee will receive and review any vetted applications and make their recommendations.
• At the June IBOD meeting, IBOD will review the recommendations and approve or not approve.

Please complete the following Lifetime application for consideration.


Thank you for your ongoing support of MPI and your commitment to the meetings and events industry. Contact us at with any questions.